PRiSM Quarterly
Spring 2018

President's Message

Theodore GanleyWelcome back to the PRiSM Spring 2018 Newsletter to keep you up to date regarding PRiSM activities, provide updates on recently published scientific literature related to pediatric sports medicine, and report on progress regarding the Annual Meeting.

Planning for the 2019 Annual Meeting continues, and we know this will be an outstanding meeting, building on the momentum from 2018. Mike Busch, Cordelia Carter and their team are working on a superb program for next year, and we have an excellent host institution, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

I have several goals as PRiSM president over the next year, which will continue the work done by our previous presidents/founding members, Hank Chambers, Mininder Kocher, and Kevin Shea. We are currently working collectively with our PRISM staff, PRISM members, our board members and outside consultants to modify our existing bylaws, refine our Society governance structure and reporting system to and within the board, established criteria for partnerships, collaborations and sponsorships, refine our committees and interest groups, establish strategic priorities through the board, establish a system for the development of inclusive programs, and advance our diversity initiative by refining this mission and creating a formal diversity committee. We also have arranged to have a strategic planning retreat prior to the 2019 annual meeting to address these and other issues integral to the advancement of our organization.

We believe that diversity in our memberships and in our interest groups leads to better exchanging of ideas, and ultimately better outcomes for our patients/families. Our organization is a collective group of Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, PhD Researchers, Primary Care Sports Medicine Practitioners, Pediatricians, Family Practitioners, and Orthopedic Surgeons. Every PRISM member is critical to our success. Thank you for participating in our research interest groups, committees, webinars, and our annual meeting. The work that has been accomplished in those groups has helped improve care, provide outcome measures and provide feedback to our clinicians caring for young athletes.

Finally, I would like to thank Jim MacDonald and Peter Fabricant for editing the newsletter and PRiSM staff member Heather Schrader for her hard work on the newsletter. Thanks to our Board of Directors and our Executive Director Tracy Burr for their hard work on regular calls to keep PRiSM moving forward. It is very exciting to see the momentum building. I look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta in January, 2019!

Ted Ganley, MD
President, PRiSM

5th PRiSM Annual Meeting RECAP

A sincere thank you goes to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and U-18 for hosting PRiSM's 5th Annual Meeting in Plantation, Florida. The Scientific Program Chair, James Carey and the First VP, Ted Ganley assembled a high-quality program. We had a record-breaking 292 attendees!

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and U-18 logo

The meeting had a variety of different presentation options for all participants as well. There were breakout lectures, case presentations, oral presentations, physical posters and e-posters.

5th Annual Meeting Videos

This year, we recorded a number of the general sessions to share and these videos are now live and can be viewed on the PRiSM VuMedi page.

VuMedi is free to join and offers a fantastic selection of educational videos for medical professionals (pro tip: when you get to the PRiSM VuMedi page, sort by date to see all of the Annual Meeting videos first!).

Each general session has been broken down in to separate videos so you can view specific podium presentations by title. The full meeting program is still available online for your reference.

AAOA/POSNA Pediatric Sports and Trauma

6th PRiSM Annual Meeting: SAVE THE DATE

January 17-19, 2019

JW Marriott

JW Marriott, Atlanta-Buckhead
3300 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326 USA

The PRiSM Annual Meetings are designed to provide high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances in the multi-disciplinary areas of sports medicine for children and adolescents. The Scientific Program Committee has worked hard to provide a diverse, innovative and well-rounded program while incorporating feedback from last year’s meeting. As a result, we offer you two full days filled with learning opportunities, engaging top experts and collaboration opportunities.


Upon completion of this activity, participant should be able to:

  • Discuss the diagnosis & multidisciplinary management of common pediatric and adolescent sports related injuries.
  • Establish treatment guidelines and algorithms for working with childhood athletes and their families.
  • Examine multiple evidence based approaches to treating pediatric sports concerns.
  • Explore clinical approaches to the injured athlete throughout their continuum of care.
  • Evaluate effective ways to improve patient care and reduce lifelong sequelae of sports injuries.

JW Marriott


Our meetings attract developmental and other pediatricians, orthopedic and neuro-surgeons, family physicians, physical and occupational therapists, orthotists, rehab engineers, athletic trainers, coaches, kinesiologists, nutritionists, educators, administrators, researchers, and all others concerned with pediatric and adolescent sports medicine.


The PRiSM 6th Annual Meeting welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to the field of pediatric sports medicine on the following topics:

Hip Disorders
Multi-Ligament Knee
Outcome Measures
Shoulder Instability
Stress Fractures-Overuse
Injury Prevention
OCD Knee
Patellofemoral Instability
Spine Spondylolysis
Tibial Spine
Female Athlete
OCD Elbow
Sports Specialization
UCL/Medial Epicondyle Injuries

The deadline for abstract submission for the PRiSM 6th Annual Meeting is June 29, 2018, 11:59 PM CT.


JW Marriott, Atlanta-Buckhead
3300 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326 USA
Phone: 404-262-3344

Room block closes January 2, 2019

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Reading List

1. Ardern CL, Ekas G, 2018 International Olympic Committee consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.  JISAKOS. [Epub ahead of print].

This article was published by experts from the International Olympic Committee and serves as a compendium on the state of the art for pediatric ACL injury, diagnosis, management, and prevention. Was created using Delphi methodology and includes several authors from PRiSM membership.

2. Pennock AT, Bomar JD, Manning JD. The Creation and Validation of a Knee Bone Age Atlas Utilizing MRI.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018; 100: e20 (1-10).

This study utilized knee MRIs from 859 children up to 20 years old and demonstrated a predictable ossification pattern of the patella, tibia, fibula, and femur which enabled accurate bone age calculations to be made from knee MRIs. The authors then created an atlas of the findings which is included in the article.

3. Ahn JH, Lee YS, A Novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging Classification of Discoid Lateral Meniscus Based on Peripheral Attachment. Am J Sports Med. 2018; 37(8): 1564-1569.

Although the final decision regarding procedure is made during arthroscopy after thorough analysis of a discoid lateral meniscus tear, this study proposes a new MRI-based classification system in order to provide more information to surgeons in planning appropriate treatment for discoid lateral meniscus tears.

4. Rhodes JT, Cannamela PC, Cruz AI, Incidence of Meniscal Entrapment and Associated Knee Injuries in Tibial Spine Avulsions. J Ped Orthop. 2018;38:e38–e42.

This study performed by several PRiSM members reported on 163 patients with tibial spine avulsion fractures and noted the incidence of meniscal entrapment was 39.9%, with concomitant meniscus, chondral, and non-anterior cruciate ligament ligamentous injury seen at surgery in 34.7%, 33.3%, and 5.6% of cases, respectively.

5. Sakata J, Nakamura E, Suzuki T, Efficacy of a Prevention Program for Medial Elbow Injuries in Youth Baseball Players.  Am J Sports Med. 2018; 46(2): 460–469.

The authors propose a prevention program aiming to improve physical function and prevent medial elbow injury in youth baseball players.

Contact Information
PRISM Headquarters Office
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 918-9876
Fax: (414) 276-3349
General Email Inquiries

Executive Director
Tracy L. Burr, CAE
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Membership and Administrative Manager
Heather Schrader
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Consulting Partner
Kay Whalen, MBA, CAE
Executive Director, Inc.

PRiSM Quarterly Co-Editors

Peter D. Fabricant, MD MPH
Hospital for Special Surgery

James MacDonald, MD MPH
The Ohio State University
Nationwide Children's Hospital